Monty launches frantic 'save MySQL' web campaign

December 29, 2009

[From The Register]

In a desperate last gasp bid to stop Oracle buying Sun Microsystems and its precious MySQL kit and kaboodle, the database's co-creator - Michael ‘Monty’ Widenius - has launched a campaign to "help keep the internet free."

Sadly for Monty, the web campaign isn't exactly pulling in the crowds right now, however. At time of writing, just 86 people had signed the "Save MySQL" petition 24 hours since it was launched.

Ed. note: Total number of confirmed sign-ups as of 12/29/09: 691

The article continues at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/29/save_mysql_campaign/